Element (or, I think it's supposed to be "element") is Starwood's entry into the funky/modern hotel thing that everyone else seems to be doing.
Better than Hyatt Place and maybe neck and neck with it's sister concept A-loft (or aLoft).
Sustainable materials and philosophy. Free breakfast.
From the outside, it's a pretty square and boring looking box. Don't let that be a turn-off - the interior lobby and lounge area is open and airy. The rooms were a great size. I had a studio/kitchen layout. The small kitchen was pretty decent. The room was nicely laid out and functional and I would not have any issue staying there for a few days.
Bed: comfortable like all Starwood properties.
Price: Pretty dang good when I booked.
Front desk: Friendly and helpful.